Thanksgiving Reflection

Once upon a timeIs how this story starts. When I was just a babe You touched my parents hearts.

They brought me to the water And made a vow to You To raise me to know Jesus, His teachings through and through.

When I reached my teen years The heart You touched was mine. I knew Your Son had come for me, Would love me for all time.

As I went out in the world, A young adult you see, I tried to do it on my own But You still carried me.

As I tried to win the race Of fame and fortune true, I must confess my sin right now I had forgotten You.

Though troubles were many You stayed right there Through all my pain and strife. My parents and You had taken a vow To guide me through my life.

Looking back now I know You were there Through all of those dark years. You offered me unconditional love And dried up all my tears.

You blessed me with a baby boy Who fills my heart with pride, A baby girl as sweet as can be My love I cannot hide.

My parents and siblings have always been there To show me how Christ cares. Nieces and nephews have shown me Your love Which helps me with what life bears.

You blessed me with friends all of my days To brighten my life with joy. Your church with traditions, love and support Has made me one happy boy.

So today I am thankful for all of Your love As we celebrate this Thanksgiving. Please help me to shine my light on the world And teach others Your Son is still living.

~ Brian Russell ~ Author Bio Brian Russell writes inspirational poetry and devotionals as well as writes about his journey to a happier and healthier life. In 2007, he was bed ridden. In February 2009, he almost died from congestive heart failure and respiratory failure. However, as he laid in a coma and they were praying over him his vital signs began to improve. Praise the Lord! Now he shares his journey in hopes to inspire others toward a happier and healthier lifestyle as directed in Matthew 5:14-16

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.